3 reasons why Carlo Ancelotti is the man to lead Real Madrid’s new generation

Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /
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On the 27th of May, Real Madrid officially announced that Zinedine Zidane had stepped down from his position. The news was definitely a tough pill to swallow for several Madridistas around the world.

Los Blancos were then soon linked with Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri as possible replacements for Zidane. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti casually decided to call the club’s CEO – Jose Angel Sanchez.

While on call, Ancelotti asked JAS whether Real Madrid have found a replacement to which JAS replied “not yet”. It was at that moment the former Everton boss offered himself to Real Madrid for a second tenure after ending the club’s 12-year European success drought in the 2013-14 season with the Champions League title.

In a matter of days, Everton announced that Carlo Ancelotti has left the club and the Italian himself paid his release clause to rejoin Real Madrid. Not only did Ancelotti clear his release clause but he also accepted a 50% wage cut to return to the Spanish capital.

However, Carlo Ancelotti’s reappointment sparked mixed feelings amongst Madridistas. Many felt that the Italian was simply brought in on the basis of “nostalgia” to keep the fans happy after the ESL debacle that tainted the club’s reputation. Ancelotti was not considered to be the ideal manager to lead the club forward but rather as an appointment to please fans.

But there’s a reason why Carletto is considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time. The charismatic Italian manager has turned this Real Madrid side into serial winners. Los Blancos are currently top La Liga and are clear favourites to win the league.

Not only has Ancelotti achieved wonders so far this season but he has delivered incredible results with a far inferior squad after losing out on Martin Odegaard, Raphael Varane and most importantly Sergio Ramos.

He’s also managed to develop Vinicius Jr into one of La Liga’s best players and has even brought Marco Asensio back to life after the Spaniard incurred a rough patch for the past three years or so. There’s just so much that Ancelotti has done in such a short time and he deserves all the credit in the world.

On that note, let’s look into three reasons why Real Madrid should not consider any other manager but Carlo Ancelotti to lead the team from the dugout in the new Santiago Bernabeu from next season.